Choosing molding that looks good and finishes well takes more thought than it used to.
Durable finish materials hide strong framing connections in a graceful design that overlooks the ocean.
A veteran trim carpenter shares his strategies for improving productivity, precision, and security.
Cutting through the slab is grunt work of the highest order, but a relatively easy way to get an extra bath.
This concept home shows how smart design, advanced building practices, and modern technologies improve livability and energy performance.
Removable two-part counterflashing allows access to roof flashings without digging in to the wall.
The popularity of this durable, low-maintenance siding has bred a variety of tools to simplify and speed installation.
Furniture-grade details dress up a steel-frame fence.
Six small boxes joined behind a simple face frame exploit a shallow space.
College students design and build nearly net-zero energy homes
Where to recycle asphalt Want to drop off construction debris somewhere other than the landfill? Look to the Whole Building Design Group’s Web site for a state-by-state list of recycling…
Former secretary of the Deptartment of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros predicts an urban renaissance
Boulder considers limiting the size of new houses
7-1/4-in. Miter saw with laser trac
SharkBite push fittings
Free electricity is affordable I’m so glad Fine Homebuilding is talking about domestic solar electricity (“The New Age of Photovoltaics,” FHB #192 and online at FineHomebuilding.com). Since going solar three-plus…
Consolidating beauty and function, built-in storage is an efficient, space-maximizing option
Type X and type C drywall are designed specifically to be used in fire-rated assemblies.
Which type for which job?
Sometimes, a hammer claw is ideal; other situations might require a cat's paw or a pair of nippers
When strip-laminating a curved piece of wood, a vacuum press can be a useful alternative to standard clamps
Great moments in building history: Who would have thought that a broken lamp would snowball into such an expensive repair job?
Addressing common problems before layout helps ensure a trouble-free installation
Remove nails the right way to salvage boards and save your hands
A tour inside The New England Woodworking Company's millwork shop
For straight cuts, a specialized circular saw with a matching blade controls dust
A scribe, a hole saw, nibblers, and a jigsaw are all good options when anything but a straight cut is required
Shears make a nice, clean cut while protecting both your material and your lungs
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